Jersey City announces low-cost internet access for public housing residents



Jersey City residents living in Housing Authority buildings will be able to purchase high-speed internet access at deeply discounted prices and even get it for free, city officials announced Tuesday.

The city is partnering with Andrena, a New Jersey-based internet provider, in its latest initiative to expand broadband internet access to public housing complexes, Mayor Steve Fulop and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) said.

School board OKs leasing 2.2 acres to provide affordable housing for district students, families (Housing Authority of Snohomish County)


From My Edmonds News:

The Edmonds School Board of Directors, at its Dec. 14 business meeting, unanimously approved a resolution to declare approximately 2.2 acres of property adjacent to Cedar Valley Community School as surplus and then lease it to Housing Hope, which will develop affordable housing on the site.

Join Part 1 of Housing Is and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's "Housing as a Platform" Webinar Series: "HACLA’s Work to Lift Up the Whole Child"


Wednesday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. ET 

Join us for the first of a four-part webinar series co-hosted by CLPHA and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

Webinar Description

Public Housing Authorities Better Serve Residents through Cross-Sector Approaches


 Public housing authorities know that providing stable housing is only the first step in helping families thrive. A comprehensive approach that combines health, education, and housing programs has shown to dramatically improve life outcomes for low-income families. Public housing authorities have been in the vanguard developing cross-sector initiatives for their residents, who represent extremely low-income and vulnerable populations.

CLPHA’s Abra Lyons-Warren to Serve as Expert Advisor on Youth Fields Workforce Study


CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons-Warren was recently invited to serve on an expert advisory group (EAG) for the Youth Fields Workforce Study, funded by the Wallace Foundation and led by Deborah Moroney at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and partners. In her role, Abra will represent the interests and needs of the youth fields workforce in housing authorities, advise on the study, and ensure the work can be a key driver to inform policy and practice.

Columbus housing for those who age out of foster care celebrates 1st anniversary (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From NBC 4 Columbus:

 Residents and organizers celebrated the first anniversary of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton, a place designed to help at-risk youth find stable housing, healthcare, and prepare them for success.

“It kind of puts you on the right track once you have the stability of housing,” said Jay Kerr, a recently placed resident of the village.

Kerr says he was 19 when his foster parents kicked him out of the house.

Scholar Houses Fill Void for Parenting Students (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Louisville Metro Housing Authority)


From Housing Matters, an Urban Institute Initative:

For students who are also parents, completing higher education in an in-demand field can lead to greater opportunity and financial stability. Though a growing number of young parents are enrolling in higher education programs, postsecondary institutions are often structured to serve recent high school graduates who do not have children depending on them. 

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